Real Estate Law

General Real Estate Law Questions, Buying Property, Adverse Possession, Neighbor Disputes, Condo & Homeowners Association

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Buy Sell A Home

General Home Buying and Selling Questions, Breaking the Real Estate Contract, Closing on a House, Purchasing a Home, Selling a Home

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Landlord Tenant

Sample Letters for Tenants, Tenant Eviction, Rental Maintenance and Repair, Rent Payments & Rent Increases, Renter’s Security Deposit

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Mortage Loan & Foreclosure Law

Home Foreclosure Process, General Mortgage and Foreclosure Questions, Home Mortgage Loan Modifications

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Construction Law

Builders Warranty, Construction Defects, Contractor’s Lien, General Questions, Home Remodels

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Condemnation & Eminent Domain

General Questions, Action Against Condemnation, Compensation

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Welcome to expert page on the topic of Real Estate Law.  Real Estate Law covers many different types of topics including formalities associated with buying and selling property, landlord & tenant law, title conveyance, land use and more.

Real Estate 101

Real estate law sets out the rules how to buy and sell property and how the property can be used. The rights granted to owners of real estate are determined by federal, state and local law. There are various rules that govern different types of structures built upon a land that will effect how the property is treated under the law. Single family properties, duplexes, multi-family apartments, commercial buildings, mixed-use buildings, townhouses, condos, co-ops all have different legal formalities that need to be observed.

Transfer of Real Property

A deed is the formal legal document that transfers property from one entity to another entity. The deed typically identifies the buyer, provides a legal description of the property and also includes a signature of the party or parties that is selling or transferring the property. It is always a good idea to have a qualified real estate lawyer prepare any important documents when property is transferred.  Typically a real estate closing will have an attorney that represents the interests of the buyer and a different attorney that represents the interests of the seller. In instances in which a mortgage is involved there may also be an attorney that represents the interests of the bank to make sure that all the closing documents, including the mortgage note  is properly executed and duly filed with the county clerk or other recording agency.